Message from your Regina Beach Town Council
There have been many questions and concerns over the past few weeks as news and expectations by our provincial government is changing at rapid pace to ensure everyone’s safety. To assist you with the latest, most up-to-date information, please visit the town website at reginabeach.ca or https://www.saskhealthauthority.ca.
Many of you have asked if you are able to go outside when your 14-day self -isolation quarantine is in effect. The latest is as follows:
The province is offering some clarity for those wondering if they can spend time outside while isolating. Self-isolating after travel? Stay home. Taking a walk or going outside is NOT permitted if you are isolating because you are unwell, in contact with someone who has the virus or because you recently returned from travel. These people need to take the highest level of precautions not to spread the virus. Dr. Shahab (Chief Medical Officer for the province) said if you live in an apartment, he advises staying in your suite to avoid common space like elevators and hallways. Shahab also noted people self-isolating after travel WITHOUT SYMPTOMS can spend time in their yards, as long as they maintain proper distance from their neighbors. (published Monday March 23, 2020 3:15 PM CST last updated Tuesday, March 24, 2020 8:05 AM CST)
As our Premier has suggested, we simply need to use our common sense in ensuring that you are staying away from people at this time.
As a municipality, we cannot put further restrictions in place. The Government of Saskatchewan has indicated that in order to avoid confusion, it will vacate any municipal order that conflicts with the provincial emergency measures.
Once again, the Town Council of Regina Beach would like to thank all of you for your understanding and patience during this trying time. Special thank you all those essential services workers who risk themselves for the safety of our communities. Thank you to all friends and families that continue to support each other. Your efforts to assist friends and loved ones to self-isolate, has been inspiring. To our social media groupies, thank you for all the positive suggestions to help us get through these days. We have all had the benefit of learning innovative ways to keep our children educated and occupied, have found new recipes, and have been given up-to-date information. We encourage you to continue using social media, and the good old phone and continue to extend kindness especially to those alone.
We are so fortunate to live in this caring and supportive community. We must practice self-distancing. As a community, we are stronger together.